Tuesday, 11 January 2011

How To: Root Android 2.1 X10 Mini Pro U20i / U20a

I am writing this up mainly because I suspect many of you guys are attempting the Android 1.6 ROOT  method on their device, whilst having Android 2.1 installed. The 1.6 method will not work in 2.1.  Fortunately the method for rooting Android 2.1 is very easy.

NOTE: I have not tested z4root on FW 2.0.2.A.0.24 (the latest update).  It is confirmed working on earlier versions namely 2.0.A.0.504. If you have problems please go to Settings > About phone and check what build number you are on.

METHOD 1 - VERY EASY - DO THIS ON YOUR DEVICE - NO USB CABLE NEEDED
  1. Go to Settings > Applications:
    a.    Enable Unknown sources
    b.    (Since you are here do the following too) Go to Development, enable USB debugging and Stay awake
  2. Download z4root.apk from here
  3. Once downloaded run / start z4root and it will perform the root process for you.

    After the reboot you have root!

METHOD 2
  1. Do step 1a from above first, then download z4root.apk from here
  2. Connect your phone via USB to your computer, transfer z4root.apk to the SDCARD
  3. On your phone use a file explorer to navigate to the SDCARD, find and install z4root.apk

    After the reboot your have root!

51 comments:

  1. after rooting how can i put apps on the sd card???????????????????????????

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  2. Hey,
    I've download the z4root.apk and rooted my xperia x10 mini pro.
    the problem is everytime im trying to use adb commands (like push, pull) im getting "Premission denied" error.
    also when im trying to use the cat command to move files to my sd card im getting System read only (or something like that)
    I've looked for solutions everywhere but still couldn't come up with a solution...
    will appreciate any help.
    Thanks.

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  3. how to root the other version... i have it with me.....

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  4. model number : U20i
    Firmware version : 2.1 - update 1
    Kernel : 2.6.29
    Compilation number : 2.1.1.A.0.6

    Tried the z4root.apk method, didn't work, now...i don't know if it takes AGES for that aplication to root the phone or if i'm doing something wrong but...ages?!

    so...how to root it in order to get ridd of all them pesky preinstalled aps like gold rush & bla bla bla bla that just do nothing for me , i realy want to free up some of the phone's space so help a sister out guys!

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    1. same problem as you, apart from the "ages" part. It took only 5 mins for mine. BUT IT STILL DOES'NT work

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  5. is this root method also applicable for the mini? no need to those stuff mentioned in xda?

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  6. Thanks so much for the instructions.

    I used Method 1 on my Xperia x10 mini Pro with build 2.0.A.0.504 and it worked. It took a good 10 odd minutes for the process. I was concerned but it all turned out great.

    I installed Barnacle WiFi Tether and connected my notebook to the wifi hotspot on my phone. I was concerned about battery life of my x10 mini pro but I just plugged in the USB cable and set it to charge while the wifi was going.

    If I run into any issues I will post here, but so far all is well in the world.

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  7. i am using the newest firmware for the mini pro and sadly it doesnt get rooted anymore

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  8. can anyone translate what I have to do in simples english. I'm a complete N00b but really want to get rid of some of the pre-installed apps but perhaps save them somewhere in case I want to get rid of the phone etc. Sorry if this post really annoys anyone!

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  9. I also have 2.1 - update 1 and rooting does not work either with z4root or universal androot; and it did before the firmware update; so this is this

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  10. --> should get a rooting application that works with this firmware

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  11. Hi all,

    would you still experience the problem, use this app:
    http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/root-any-android-device-and-samsung-captivate-with-super-one-click-app/

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  12. forget all these stuff follow this link :
    http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/root-any-android-device-and-samsung-captivate-with-super-one-click-app/

    email:ashwin2011@gmail.com

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  13. "Anonymous said...
    forget all these stuff follow this link :
    http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/root-any-android-device-and-samsung-captivate-with-super-one-click-app/

    email:ashwin2011@gmail.com
    31 March 2011 13:07"

    Thanks man! SuperOneClick 1.6.5 Worked flawlessly on my Mini Pro!
    model number : U20i
    Firmware version : 2.1 - update 1
    Kernel : 2.6.29
    Compilation number : 2.1.1.A.0.6
    Totally works! Unlike the older version of SuperOneClick, the 1.5.5, thanks for sharing!

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  14. Its just showing 'running exploit to obtain root access...'
    nothing's comin after dat...
    Pls help...
    n I hav d latest update ie.2.0.2.A.0.24
    pls help me som1...
    I am desperately wanting to root my phone...

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  15. Pls check for d update asap...
    n tell us how to root 2.0.2.A.0.24.

    thank you in advance !

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  16. http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/root-any-android-device-and-samsung-captivate-with-super-one-click-app/


    Fully worked on Experia mini pro

    Thans

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  17. does not work on my xp10 mini pro! Nor z4root! any OTHER options?

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  18. How long it will take to root the phone?
    I run the application, it wrote the next sentence:
    attemting to get root access

    but nothing happens after (hours)

    What can I do?

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  19. Hi,i hav rooted my ph with z4 root,instld speruser,busybox,but unable to use wireless tethering.it says wrong kernel.unable to update to 2.2.is my ph rooted as I cant reboot to recovery mode as my x10 is not in the list.please help me.

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  20. did z4root have the latest update to rooting FW 2.1.1.0.A.6? tq

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  21. neither of the above rooting softwares worked for me. So, I went on about to find a better way to root my phone. First of all, you need to make sure you're working on windows vista or higher. If you have windows xp, then you need to install ".NET Framework v2.0" or higher. This will def make it work. Its easy enough to download if you search for it on google.
    Netx, you need to download a rooting software called "SuperOneClick" v1.9 (or higher). You'll download it as a zip file. Extract it to your pc and double click on the exe file SuperOneClick.
    Then all you need to do is connect your phone to the pc and click "Root". it is on a big button, really hard to miss ;)
    As soon as you click it, it'll root your device, literally within seconds!
    Congrats, your phone's been rooted!

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  22. i think those who use Android 2.1 can also use SuperOneClick

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  23. Guya, u all can try to use this ROOT NEWEST UPDATE x10 MINI PRO, just check the usb debugging on your phone, then from your pc just run the ROOT NEWEST UPDATE x10 MINI PRO n there u go.. your phine is rooted now.. hope this will help

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  24. ive tried z4root but nothing happen.please help me to root my xperia x10 mini pro

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  25. I used method 1 and it worked extremely well. I used this tutorial for my X10 mini phone. Here are some details that might help:

    - Do the settings as mentioned above
    - Open the web browser on your phone and type the link provided above, download the file (choose direct download)
    - Once download is finished, install the file and run it.
    - Press ROOT, wait for the process and it will reboot by itself.
    - Once reboot is finished, there will now a SUPERUSER app. This is the app that will let you use unlimited access to other apps.
    - Go to any apps you want to use (I tried Barnacle Tether), run/start the app and see the process until you see a block of writing says Superuser has granted access (or something like that). It means that your phone is rooted finally and you can use the app as your will. :D

    I hope my explanation is useful.

    :)

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  26. why does every app that i've been tryin' to root my phone with have a virus?? i try'd them all really..

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  27. 2.1.1.A.6 DOESNT WORK FOR THIS BUILD NR

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  28. IT SAYS DAEMON FAILED STARTING ON PORT 5 NOW ... I TRYD UNPLUGGING THE CABLE NO REEACTIONNNNN

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  29. I found a solution and I made a guide.
    My phone is Xperia x10 mini pro 2.1.1.A.0.6 - 2.1-update1

    The how-to is here:
    http://flivverblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/howto-root-your-xperia-x10-mini-pro.html

    Let me know if it works for you.

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  30. dude thx for the info but it's too complicated for me :( how about a tutorial?? ithink it would be helpfull.. thx anyway..

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  31. and btw none of the links on the forum work.. :s

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  32. I just bought my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro from Kmart in Sydney Australia, not bad for $99.00

    came out of the box with no network lock, but with Telstra branded firmware on Android 2.1 update 1

    29/AUG/11 ~Pete

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  33. http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products/2011/03/25/update-on-xperia%E2%84%A2-x10/

    We plan to bring an upgrade to Android Gingerbread for the XperiaTM X10 to generic trade kits end Q2 / early Q3 this year. 2011

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  34. virus.dont use this.

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  35. there is a simpler way to root this phone. download superoneclick and then enable usb debugging on your phone . connect the phone to the computer and do not select anything just leave it like that and then ope the .exe file in superoneclick and then click on root . it will root your phone. z4 root did not work in any of my phones

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  36. On my xperia mini pro u20i 2.1 -update1, i try the metod 1.
    After the run the Z4root app and click on root, it start to proces and stand by in "Attempting to apply root", i was wait aroun 1 hour with it and none.

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  37. am trying to do the superone click route and i have downloaded it to my pc opened it and is saying not initiallizing help plz

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  38. U20i 2.1 update 2.1 mau diupgrade ke 2.2(froyo) bisa tidak, gimana caranya. tq

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  39. Cannot find the file in the given link.. can anyone help from where I can download it?

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  45. my Xperia X10 mini didn't reboot after the process.

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  46. and how are you supposed to know your phone is rooted ?

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  47. hey bro i root my xperia x10 mini pro u20i.but after that i cant download anything from my phone..there is a massage show me that the file is downloaded,but i cant see this in my phone..whats the prob,,can u help me??????

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